Security officials eyeing sleeper cells in Europe
TEL AVIV – Chatter within jihadist groups combined with intelligence information collected by European and Arab countries indicates the next major terrorist attack could target the Netherlands, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials speaking to WND.
The security officials said a joint effort between European and Arab security services has resulted in the drafting of a list of hundreds of names of potential jihadists, mostly European residents, who could be a part of a series of sleeper cells in Europe. There is an effort to track down the locations of the suspects.
The officials said they fear an upcoming publication by Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine that was targeted in last week’s terrorist massacre, will feature a depiction of Islam’s founder, Muhammad.
The officials said they believe the jihadists will use the depiction as a pretense to carry out further attacks.
Yesterday, the U.K. Guardian quoted a lawyer for Charlie Hebdo stating the memorial edition of the magazine, slated for Wednesday, would “naturally” feature cartoons of Muhammad along with jokes about other religions.
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